Monday, July 16, 2012

The Bag of Good Intentions

I don't know about y'all, but I brought home a ton of work to do over the summer.  The bag of good intentions.  Although this summer, it's more like BAGS!  Ugh.  There it sits - I can see it all from here - piled up in the corner of the office.  Haunting me.

At the beginning of the summer I thought, "I am going to get everything done right away so I don't have it hanging over my head."  Ha!  I haven't touched it.

I wrote a while back about NOT bringing anything home, and the guilt I felt.  But this is worse - knowing you have all of this work to do and not wanting to touch it.  But if you don't, you will regret it.  It will slap you in the face come late August.  'Cuz one way or another it all needs to get done.

But I so value the time over the summer.  It is essential - teaching is such a high-stress job.  You must have the time to decompress or you will explode.  Implode?  I dunno.  Some type of explosion will occur.  As always, it's a question of balance.  Finding the right balance so you can manage your life and have time for everything.  Impossible.  At least it usually seems that way.

So, do you have a bag of good intentions sitting untouched in your house this summer?  And if you have touched it, I don't want to hear about it.  I feel bad enough as it is.  ;->

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